It is funny how things happen by mistake, and turn out to be a success at the end of the day. It all started when I was looking for like minded entrepreneurs like myself to network and share ideas with. I decided to get on Facebook and type in the search bar "Internet Marketing Groups." I found a handful and decided to start asking to join. I started to get approvals and shortly after I started to get people instant messaging me. So I was like, okay cool. This is exactly what I was looking for. As an entrepreneur it can be difficult when doing it all alone and have no one holding you accountable other than your loved ones which have really little to no interest in what you're doing as long as you keep the money coming in. I know I am not alone in this boat so I just needed to find like minded others like myself that want or needed to connect like I do.
So you're probably asking yourself what does this have to do with getting free traffic to your Facebook and website. I'm getting there. So in this little walk knocking on digital doors to see who would except me into their club I accidently crashed a party. It turned out to be a private club of internet marketers; I am not going to say the name of the group simply out of respect. Though to be part of this group was not a cheap ticket to get in. In fact it cost up in the thousands of dollars to be a part of. Apparently the door man (administrator) was not checking the names on the list before allowing people to come in. Fortunate for me because I have now developed a few friends from this group and am able to share and swap what we know with each other. Needless to say when I explained that I was not a member I was quickly let out. Though that is okay, if I spent thousands of dollars to be part of an elite group such as this one I would feel a little cheated too if I was able to stay. So there were no hard feelings.
So I started looking at the other groups that I was invited into and realized, WOW ! I see the opportunity these groups have for their members.
- They are all entrepreneurs like myself and are all marketing online.
- They seek to help others just like myself to succeed.
I then noticed this will be a great way to at the very least build some back links to my website by advertising it here in these groups. I then noticed that people started working together to help each other out ranking themselves up in their niche, and this is how they did it.
They started using a "like for like" ladder. This was brilliant ! When you are just starting off it seems difficult to get organic traffic through to your Facebook page unless you're using some crazy video that has really nothing to do with your site or some fluffy creature that has nothing to do with your site. And chances are yes it will go viral though are they really going to click on your link attached to your video/picture and like your site? Sure they will click like and share with others the video and/or picture and maybe will get you some traffic though that video or picture has nothing to do with your niche so what real good did it do for you?
Here, you are working with fellow entrepreneurs that understand and think just as you do and understand the importance in getting these "likes". It turns out that 90% of those that I personally visited I found that I have a genuine interest and can learn something from the niche they are promoting for. So It makes it a win/win for everybody involved. In those short hours I received free organic traffic not to just my Facebook page but also to my website and generated over 40 plus likes. Now that was just off one group and it was only in a short few hours of time. Now think about it. Not everyone in the group was live online in when I was. With that being said it only makes sense to keep going back to that group everyday and refresh the process. It also makes sense to add yourself to another groups "like for like" ladder or introduce it to the group and see if they are open to the idea. As long as you continue grinding out great content and sharing it on your Facebook people will continue to stay hungry for it and keep coming back for more. Not only that, they will start sharing it with others and you will start going viral with great content, not a video that is funny or a sweet fluffy animal that has nothing to do with your niche. It will carry value and then bring others to you generating more traffic which will lead to trust and loyalty; to then later on bring monetization $$.
Again, it is funny how when you are not looking for something it is then when it usually drops into your lap. So to recap:
- Received organic free traffic along with "like" rankings and status on Facebook. (social status)
- Developed a new way to continue building back links and relationships with other fellow entrepreneurs.
- Are able to learn and teach others something new to help each other grow.
At the end of the day that is what it is all about for me. Building relationship, trust, and learning while making an honest day's living doing so. If you enjoyed reading this and want to learn more sign up for my newsletter and get my free e- book "How to Get Your First 10,000 Visitors" for free. If you would like to join these groups and grow with us the links are down bellow. As always I wish you the best towards your success.
P.S- After you start building friendships with others and you become Facebook friends check out and see what other groups they might be a part of and join those too. You can never have enough contacts.